Kotobukiya's ArtFX statue line is the first series of "plastic" statues I've purchased. Their Bishoujo lines of DC and Marvel characters as well as DC Collectibles' Ame-Comi series have been extremely tempting for me. The price is much less than standard collector statues, and they come out much more frequently. But there has always been a stylistic quality that led me to decide against taking the plunge (mainly they were too cartoony, too T&A, or both). But this ArtFX line seems perfect. Sure, the faces seem to have a distinct anime style, but overall they are great comic representations. My only qualm is that I wish there were more. I think it's odd that we haven't seen a Harley Quinn or Poison Ivy yet. Perhaps we'll see something new at Toy Fair next week. I'm excited to see their new Super Powers statues, but hopefully that hype doesn't rule out future comic-styled characters. There's so much potential I'd hate to see it squandered. But I digress. Let's check out Batgirl below!
The packaging is really interesting in person, but it definitely doesn't photograph well. Besides being encased in a plastic clamshell (within the larger box), these figures are also wrapped in a plastic bag. That adds up for a lot of weird reflections in still photos.
These statues attach very sturdily to their base with magnets. I think this is a genius system.
Time for some Comparison Pics!